Considering CBD and Other Cannabinoids
We all have a self-regulatory system in our bodies called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and that system is responsible for homeostasis, or balance, between all bodily functions like pain, sleep, mood, appetite, immunity and recovery.
Researchers believe that the major cause of many ailments, particularly those related to the immune system and inflammation, could be a disorder called clinical endocannabinoid deficiency syndrome.
So how do we feed this critical system within our bodies? With plant-based
cannabinoids found in hemp. As laws are changing, millions of people around the world are now experiencing all the health benefits associated with consuming cannabinoids found in hemp, like CBD, CBG and CBN. Hemp and marijuana are different varieties of Cannabis Sativa, a flowering herb indigenous to many parts of the world.
Marijuana is cultivated for high levels of THC, while hemp is cultivated mainly for its fiber, and has trace levels of THC and comparatively higher levels of CBD and other cannabinoids that will not make you high. Hemp has been grown and cultivated worldwide for thousands of years for industrial and medical purposes, making useful items like rope, clothing, sails, paper, fuel, building materials and thousands of other products.
How do we know what products to choose? There is so much on the market now. Quality and quantity matters, which is why you want to consult with someone who is knowledgeable about this industry. Where is the product grown? Is it certified organic? Are certificates of analysis readily available and is the product tested by independent labs? How much CBD is actually in the product and what is the price per milligram? Not all products in this category are created equal. You may also need to experiment with how much CBD daily is necessary for your particular situation to get optimal results.
The cannabis industry is booming for good reason. Hemp derived products are good for you and for the planet.
Valerie Aloisio is the founder of Hemp Lifestyle and a Cannabinoid Expert. Connect at [email protected], HempLifestyle.net or 203-521-2396. See ad, page 10.
Valerie Aloisio is founder of Hemp Lifestyle and a pioneer at bringing education and information about the endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid products to medical and healthcare profes... Read More »